Teaching at a Language School

I jumped into another adventure. They caught me in a moment of weakness, and I said yes.  Haha. For the next school year, I will be teaching beginning Korean to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders on Saturday mornings at the Peninsula Hanaro Korean School. Did I mention that I have never taught this age group?  But … [Read more…]

Meals in boxes ready to cook!

You know those annoying marketing posts that appear on your Facebook wall uninvited?  I have to say… they must be pretty effective, because one of those ads caught my eye one day. It was a food delivery service.  Yes, it’s always the food that gets me. haha.  They ship weekly boxes of fresh ingredients complete and pre-measured … [Read more…]

Enhancing Old Photos

This past winter, a good friend recently lost her husband suddenly, and while I was at her house to offer support, she showed me a picture of the two of them that she said was his favorite.  It was an old 3 x 5 snapshot not in the greatest of shape.  There was backlighting, making … [Read more…]

Dog grooming, anyone?

This is my dog Murphy.  He is a 1-1/2 year old Australian Labradoodle.  Isn’t he adorable?  🙂 As all poodle mix dog owners know, they need to be groomed often, which costs anywhere between $45 and $75 in this area.  And from previous experience, the dog often comes back from the groomer with a totally … [Read more…]

My First Webpage from Scratch

I did it!!!!!   I created my very first webpage from scratch!!!!!  My own photos and my own design with my own words using my own codes on my own domain — mine mine mine!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve been learning HTML and CSS on Codecademy.com and wanted to try out the skills I’ve learned. I started with this … [Read more…]

How to Take Better Photos?

I came upon this article that explains common photographic mistakes.  I’ll have to keep these in mind.  When will my photos start looking professional?  It’s an ongoing and frustrating endeavor for me.  Sigh…

Learning to Code

This is my new project. 🙂 As you can see, I’m learning to code!!!   I discovered Codecademy last week, and I’ve jumped right in.  It’s so much fun and exactly what I’ve been looking for!!  I’m almost half way through the first course (Web Fundamentals) already and can’t wait to move on to Javascript!! … [Read more…]

The Value of Science

It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as … [Read more…]

Before I die…

This video made me think about how I would finish the sentence: “Before I die…” Hmmm… What do I want to do?  There are too many things…  I need to think about this more. …After having thought about it, the question seems a bit off track for me.  Because all those things that come to … [Read more…]

Draw Something 2

I’ve been playing Draw Something 2 which was released several weeks ago, and here are some of my favorites from my gallery.  Yes, the drawings look a bit juvenile, but there’s only so much I can do with a fat finger on an iPhone screen… haha.

A Mom’s Advice

A recent conversation I had with my daughter: Me:  “I envy you.  I wish I were you.” Daughter:  “No, you don’t.  Being me is hard…” Me:  “Being me is hard too.  But it’s getting easier with lots of practice.” Daughter:  “I can never live up to my own expectations…” Me:  “Just remember…it’s not just you … [Read more…]